Most people didn't mind Gwyneth Paltrow's English accent in this charming, 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel (which also inspired Clueless). But even if it doesn't sound quite right to you, there are plenty of authentic and wonderful Brit thespians in this film by screenwriter-turned-director Douglas McGrath (co-author of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway), including Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply), Alan Cumming (Buddy), Phyllida Law (Much Ado About Nothing), Ewan McGregor (the Scots star of Trainspotting), and Sophie Thompson, outstanding and finally heartbreaking as the chattering Miss Bates. Paltrow plays Austen's benign busybody, Emma Woodhouse--so busy trying to arrange the lives of others that she is sidestepping her own. McGrath brings a kind of pretty and light touch to the production, his best move the wise delegation of creative authority to the actors themselves. --Tom Keogh
Tom's Midnight Garden is the magical tale of a young boy who is transported to a mysterious world of times past. 14-year-old Tom is sent to stay with his Aunt and Uncle for the summer to avoid catching measles from his brother. One night on hearing the grandfather clock strike 13 he sets off to explore and discovers the house has been transformed. He investigates further and opens the door to a magical sunlit garden of a bygone age where he meets Hatty a young orphan girl and begins an incredible adventure. Based on Philippa Pearce's timeless fantasy Tom's Midnight Garden stars Greta Scacchi James Wilby and David Bradley who later starred as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter series.
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From the Oscar-winning director of The King’s Speech comes this sumptuous, BAFTA award-winning BBC adaption of George Eliot’s masterpiece, charting an intense love story set in Victoria high society. The noble Daniel Deronda becomes entranced by frivolous beauty Gwendolen Harleth and though she shares his feelings fate conspires to keep them apart. Gwendolen, facing financial ruin, is forced into an oppressive marriage with the sinister but wealthy aristocrat Henleigh Grandcourt and Daniel finds a new life through his friendship with Jewish singer Mirah Lapidoth. As their lives are once more shaped by fate and self-discovery this classic, mesmerizing tale reaches its dramatic conclusion. Adapted by renowned writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, Tipping the Velvet) this highly-acclaimed costume drama boasts a glittering cast including Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Jodhi May, Greta Scacchi, Edward Fox, Celia Imrie and Barbara Hershey.
A reporter Mullen (Gabriel Byrne) stumbles on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. Has there been a Government cover-up? Mullen teams up with Vernon Bayliss (Denholm Elliott) an old hack and Nina Beckam (Greta Scacchi) the MP's assistant to find out the truth.
Featuring a formidable central performance by Laurence Oliver one of Britain s most revered actors this BAFTA-nominated television play was adapted by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey) from the novel by John Fowles; a distinguished supporting cast includes Greta Scacchi and Roger Rees. Henry Breasley (Olivier) is an elderly painter whose secluded retirement is invaded by David Williams (Rees) a brash young artist commissioned to produce a biographical study of the great man. Breasley shares his home in the South of France with two young English girls both former art students Diana and Anne. In this strange mnage David is left in no doubt about his host's views on modern abstract art. However he is puzzled by the old man's relationship with the girls especially when he also finds himself strongly attracted to Diana...
In the politically charged atmosphere of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, newspaper reporters are hungry for the big story that will make them stars and their newspapers famous. Nick Mullen (Gabriel Byrne in his first starring role) is one such reporter for the London Daily Dispatch. A top member of Parliament (Ian Bannen) is the focus of the latest political scandal: he has been photographed with a prostitute who is known to have Russian contacts. Nick barrels into the scandal full-bore, despite warnings from his mentor (a deft Denholm Elliott). Nick receives a tip that makes his story a front-page item and he quickly becomes a celebrity himself. But as he soon discovers, there is much more to the story than he imagined. Director David Drury (Prime Suspect 3) keeps this highly complex, John le Carré-esque story moving swiftly. The clues are hard to find at times but it is not because the story is told unclearly; rather, the filmmakers have decided that audiences can think for themselves and piece together the information along with Nick. Defence of the Realm overlooked and truly entertaining thinking person's film. --Doug Thomas
Rich with ambiguity, this smooth adaptation of Scott Turow's bestselling mystery novel stars Harrison Ford as Rusty Sabich, the prosecuting attorney assigned to a case involving the murder of a beautiful, seductive lawyer (Greta Scacchi) with whom he'd been having a secret affair. After the investigation gets off to a slow start, damning evidence points to Rusty as the prime suspect. His career is destroyed when his superior and secondary suspect Raymond Horgan (Brian Dennehy) sets him up for the fall. Bonnie Bedelia plays Rusty's wife Barbara, who is not above suspicion herself. While Ford's performance rides a fine line between presumed innocence and possible guilt, director Alan J Pakula (All the President's Men) maintains a consistent tone of uncertainty that keeps the viewer guessing. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
Based on Jane Austen's actual letters and diaries this drama unravels the secrets of this elusive woman. Jane is nearing her forties and has never married. To her niece Fanny Knight - a young pretty girl desperate to fall in love - Jane is a favourite aunt who offers the wisdom and knowledge that will help her in her own search for a happy marriage. But surely the woman so capable of writing love on the page must have experienced love herself? Jane surrenders little to her niece but secrets there are and Jane is forced to examine afresh the reasons why she has remained single.
Emma (Dir. Douglas McGrath 1996): In the lush countryside of 19th century England there's a young woman so devoted to meddling in the affairs of others that she fails to recognise the longings of her own heart. Her name is Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow) and although she's ""never one to interfere "" Emma manages to make a mess out of every romance she sets up. But her biggest blunder may lie ahead when she discovers her own feelings for her handsome brother-in-law a man she can't d
Double Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey directs and stars in this biopic of popular crooner Bobby Darin.
Set in 1898 Print Ritter (Robert Duvall) and his estranged nephew Tom Harte (Thomas Haden Church) become the reluctant guardians of five abused and abandoned Chinese girls (introducing Caroline Chan Olivia Cheng Jadyn Wong Valerie Tian and Gwendoline Yeo). Ritter and Harte's attempts to care for the girls are complicated by their responsibility to deliver a herd of horses while avoiding a group of bitter rivals intent on kidnapping the girls for their own purposes.
Geraldine McEwan takes over the coveted mantle of the titular super sleuth in a box set of all-star cast adaptations of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novels. Episodes Comprise: 1.Sleeping Murder 2.The Sittaford Mystery 3.The Moving Finger 4.By The Pricking Of My Thumbs
A skilled craftsman makes a violin for his unborn child. When tragedy strikes and his wife and child are killed he decides to finish the violin. The story follows the instrument as it travels across the centuries and changes hands many times.
The ancient world's most spectacular epic unfolds in this star studded special-effects filled adventure of breathtaking beauty and power in this adaptation of Homer's Odyssey....
Anne (Julie Christie), a young historical researcher, inherits letters written by her great aunt Olivia (Greta Scacchi) and becomes obsessed with their revelations of her past in colonial India. Flitting between the present-day and the 1920s, the film examines their parallel journeys of self-discovery and the eternal, seductive allures of the country. Adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from her Booker Prize-winning novel, and winner of Best Screenplay at the 1983 BAFTA's, Heat and Dust is a sensual and evocative Merchant Ivory classic. Now beautifully restored in 4K and available on Blu-ray for the first time, the set also features Autobiography of a Princess, Merchant Ivory's fictional study of Imperial India starring James Mason and Madhur Jaffrey. Special Features: Autobiography of a Princess (1975, 58 mins): Merchant Ivory's fictional study of Imperial India starring James Mason and Madhur Jaffrey Merchant Ivory's Royal India (2018): conversation between James Ivory and writer/director Chris Terrio Greta Scacchi and Nikolas Grace Remember Heat and Dust (2018): an interview by Claire Monk Onstage Q&A with Madhur Jaffrey (2018) Original theatrical trailer Re-release trailer Other extras TBC **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits
Care Bears - The Movie: The Care Bears live in their sky dwelling of Care-A-Lot spreading joy and light throughout the world. And they give special attention to those who particularly need affection like orphans Kim and Jason. But Evil Spirit does not approve of all this sweetness and kindness so with the help of a lost lonely little boy named Nicholas he launches a nefarious plot to rob the world of love. Down go the numbers on the Care-o-meter. And down to the Forest of Feelings go the Bears ready to battle Evil Spirit and make the world safe for happiness and good feelings once again. All Dogs Go To Heaven 2: Get ready for plenty of thrills and excitement as everyone's favourite pups unleash their charm in this lively tale of courage love and friendship that is captivating entertainment and doggone good fun for all! All dogs do go to heaven...and some lucky few return to earth. That's what happens when mischievous mutt Charlie Barkin (Charlie Sheen) is asked to retrieve Gabriel's horn when it is stolen from heaven. Seeing his chance to have some fun Charlie recruits his sidekick Itchy (Dom DeLuise) and happily steps up to the challenge. Immediately the two get sidetracked into trouble...until a sweet young runaway boy and a beautiful Irish Setter (Sheena Easton) set them straight. But time is running out and if Charlie is going to secure the valuable horn he will have to prove himself worthy of his wings by taking on two incredible villains in a hair-raising breathtaking race to the finish! Tom's Midnight Garden: Fourteen-year-old Tom Long is reluctantly spending the summer in the country with his rather staid Aunt Gwen and Uncle Alan They live in a drab old place which decades ago was a grand manor house. But when the grandfather clock strikes midnight adventures begin for Tom. One night he makes his way downstairs but the clock reveals nothing expect the mysterious phrase inscribed on its pendelum: 'Time No Longer'. Tom then opens the backdoor and finds that a wonderful garden has appeared - a wondrous place which will become an enchanted playground for ghosts from the past and the future. Next day Tom meets other residents - Mrs Willows the crotchety complainer and Mr Ferguson the building's self-appointed handyman. The only resident Tom does not meet is the widowed landlady Mrs Bartholomew who is rarely ever seen. He also meets 12 year old Hatty her cousin James and friend Abel the gardner. Though the actual year is 1956 Tom seems unaware that the characters he encounters in the garden are dressed in Victorian clothes and seem to be growing older with each visit he makes...
Matilda tries to help her grandfather, Amadeus, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, to navigate his forgetfulness, and ends up going on a remarkable adventure with him.
An enchanting adaptation of the classic children's book by Philippa Pearce about Tom Long who has to spend the summer at his aunt's house.
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